Be Sure to Take Breaks
Though the whole not-having-a-set-schedule part of freelance writing would definitely be on most people's "pros" list, it also means that you won't have your standard evenings and weekends free. This, combined with the fact that you likely are obsessed with what you do (you kind of have to be to take this risk), can sometimes lead to unintentionally overworking yourself . . . and not realizing it until it’s 3 a.m. on a Friday night in front of your computer and you realize you haven’t taken a day off in as long as you can remember. It happens, guys. Make sure to set aside some time a week to get away from your screen and put work aside — nobody wants to hire a worker that’s a burned-out space case.